This video will show you how to use the Ease of Access settings in Windows 10. It includes the following:


  1. Narrator
  2. Magnifier
  3. Contrast
  4. Other Ease of Access Settings

Windows Ease Of Access Settings

Microsoft’s Ease of Access Center offers recommendations and optimization features for Windows 10 users. All these settings and features can be accessed from within the Control Panel or Windows Settings. The current ease of access settings that are available are listed below with their uses:

Narrator – Narrator is a built-in utility feature of Windows that reads any text on your display to you with an artificial voice – it’s mostly been used by blind people as a form of controlling the computer without needing the use of a display or monitor. The Narrator is available in most languages including English, French, Italian, Japanese, German, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Portuguese.

Magnifier – Magnifier is another ease of access feature that is intended for visually impaired people to make things on the screen larger and easier to read. Magnifier is able to magnify the items on the screen up to 16 times its normal size without losing its sharpness or visual clarity. This is possible because of WPF – which uses vectors to render the image and retain its visual clarity – Note that Non-WPF applications will still be magnified in the traditional way and may not retain the exact sharpness of magnifying WPF applications.

High Contrast – This is a feature that removes most colors on your screen to help visually impaired people to see contrast better. It makes it easier to see the contrast between black and white, and also makes the mouse cursor more visible and easier to notice.

Keyboard – A feature that places an on-screen, visually compiled, and clickable keyboard on your screen. Users are able to use this keyboard if they can’t use a physical keyboard or don’t have access to one. It can also improve the typing ability – making it easier for people that have limited typing abilities.

Mouse – A variety of mouse ease of access settings that improve the usability of the mouse, like making it larger or changing the cursor icon.

Other Options – These features offer options for visually impaired, and allow the user to adjust the animations of Windows.